A Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Hamptons should definitely be on your To Do List. But with Dr. Seuss’s greatest characters onstage, East End artists on display and plenty of Long Island wine in your glass, the entire weekend is one big fiesta!
Stages Production of “Seussical the Musical” at Bay Street Theatre
Friday, May 4—Sunday, May 6, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor
Join the Cat in the Hat for a magical journey from your world to the world of Seuss. You’ll meet Horton, the big-hearted elephant who hears the tiny Whos cry for help from their dust-speck-sized world of Who. You’ll meet Gertrude McFuzz, the only inhabitant in Horton’s world, the Jungle of Nool, who believes Horton. You’ll meet Mayzie LaBird and Jojo, Sour Kangaroo, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and many more. And the songs that they sing! The dances they dance! “Seussical” is a delightful musical celebration for the whole family. Performances: Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m.
First Friday Series: Artist in Residence
Fri, May 4, 6 p.m., Carriage House, 133 East Main Street, Riverhead
Renowned pianist, composer, and MIDI and audio artist Leonardo Gala will discuss his work and projects as Artist-in-Residence at East End Arts Council. The Artist-in-Residence program, started in 2008, is designed to bring established and emerging artists of all disciplines to the East End to showcase their work, and provides opportunities for the community to learn from the artist through exhibitions, lectures and workshops.
Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Guild Hall, East Hampton
For 74 years, artists, representing every level of development, have entered the Guild Hall Members Exhibition to underscore their support for the museum and its dynamic role in the community as a Museum, Theater and Educational Arts Center. Exhibition on view through June 9. Free admission. For more information, call 631-324-0806, ext. 19.
Mystery Wine Tasting at Waters Crest Winery
Saturday, May 5, 2–4 p.m., Waters Crest Winery, 22355 County Road 48 Unit 6, Cutchogue, NY
Come by and play our mystery wine game with winemaker Jim Waters. You will blind taste 2 Waters Crest White Wines and 4 Red Wines and you must guess the varietal and vintage! Just how well do you know Waters Crest Wines? Do you think you have what it takes to guess the varietal and vintage of all six wines? Prizes will be awarded whether you guess just one varietal correctly or just one vintage year, right up to every vintage and varietal of all six wines. Cheese and cracker plates will be provided during the tasting. Must call to RSVP: 631-734-5065
Long Island Noir Reading
Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Come enjoy readings with special guest editor Kaylie Jones and contributors Jane Ciabattari, Sheila Kohler and Jules Feiffer of Long Island Noir, the new anthology of stories that expose and explore the dark side of Long Island—at least from a literary perspective.
Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, May 5, 8:15 p.m., Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue
All are invited for a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond, as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy night vision activities under the light of the moon. The walk will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Reservations required at least 24 hours prior, as space is limited. A program for adults and families with children over 11. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Payment is required at time of reservation. For more info: email email@example.com or call 631-653-4771.
Spring Family Festival
Sunday, May 6, 1–4 p.m., Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
The Parrish Art Museum’s Spring Family Festival features a funny, fast-paced stage show by Slapdash Comedy (at 1 p.m.), with juggling, balancing skills, music, and audience participation. From 2 to 4 p.m., the fun continues with Stilt-Walkers, Juggling, Spring Art Activities, Transformation Face Painting by Agostino Arts, and Caricature Portraits. Rain or shine.
Check our Calendar every day for more great things to do in the Hamptons.